Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1153 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

LAZ029-033-044-045-052>055-074-301830-
ST. LANDRY LA-EAST CAMERON LA-LOWER ST. MARTIN LA-AVOYELLES LA-
IBERIA LA-UPPER ST. MARTIN LA-VERMILION LA-LAFAYETTE LA-ST. MARY LA-
1153 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN CAMERON...
VERMILION...ST. MARTIN...IBERIA...ST. MARY...EASTERN ST. LANDRY...
EASTERN AVOYELLES AND LAFAYETTE PARISHES UNTIL 130 PM CDT...

AT 1152 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG
A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR NEW ROADS TO NEAR AVERY ISLAND TO 15 MILES
SOUTH OF PECAN ISLAND. MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT 25 MPH.

DIME SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LAFAYETTE...NEW IBERIA...MORGAN CITY...ABBEVILLE...CATAHOULA...SCOTT...
BREAUX BRIDGE...FRANKLIN...CARENCRO...ST. MARTINVILLE...PATTERSON...
JEANERETTE...BERWICK...KAPLAN...SIMMESPORT...LEONVILLE...ARNAUDVILLE...
PALMETTO...FORKED ISLAND AND CYPREMORT POINT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY LEAD
TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

THESE STORMS MAY INTENSIFY...SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO
STATIONS AND AVAILABLE TELEVISION STATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 PM CDT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA.

LAT...LON 2936 9138 2936 9139 2937 9138 2955 9141
      2941 9149 2964 9157 2951 9190 2941 9185
      2962 9202 2961 9205 2952 9198 2963 9277
      3017 9211 3127 9183 3119 9168 3086 9182
      3050 9175 2980 9109 2963 9108
TIME...MOT...LOC 1652Z 286DEG 22KT 3066 9154 2989 9187 2943 9254

$$

LANDRENEAU



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